I grew up in a typical Midwestern middle class home where German food was often our fare...My mom had a Wok before most people had ever heard of them..she was an amazing cook, and could make any meal a festive occasion.
My favorite things to cook
I like to grill anything. Here in the desert our grills are always useful. Marinated chicken, shrimp, beef and pork. Veggies of all kinds, fruits,and of course, sweet and sour dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hot German Potato Salad, Potato pancakes, Spanish Rice, Baked Spaghetti, cold soups, hot soups and stews.
My cooking triumphs
Had a friend as me to make her wedding cake. Had to learn to make the frosting then make daffodils to decorate it. Came out great and the bride was happy!
My cooking tragedies
When I was very young I tried to make a chicken liver pizza. Yuck!!